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Is there any power pcb viewer ?

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Boki, May 2, 2007.

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  1. Boki

    Boki Guest

    Hi All,

    Is there any power pcb viewer ?

    The layout file is *.pcb extension, I don't want to install the while
    PCB tool again. It is too huge and only for viewing layout outline
    purpose. ( I am not layout guy )

    Any suggestion ?

    Thank you!

    Best regards,
  2. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    It's now called PADS again.

    The demo version will let you view a layout.

  3. The latest version 2007 is something like a single 600 MB download, and
    they now have an SP1 which you may have to download and install separately.
    I think you can install just PADS-Layout, and skip the schematic program
    PADS-Logic and the router, but it's still a huge install. You can then look
    at the layout, but you can't generate (or even view) the Gerbers. The
    program will enter demo mode as soon as you load a file that exceeds the
    free database limits.

    If you also have the Gerbers, there are free viewers, or you can send them
    to and use their FreeDFM, which will tell you about any
    manufacturing problems and also provides PDF files of the copper layers,
    silkscreen, and masks.

  4. Boki

    Boki Guest

    Very useful. Thanks.

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